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St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute

Tampa Bay Area including: Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Spring Hill and Bayonet Point, Florida

More than 40-years ago, St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute was founded by one of the world’s foremost authorities on cataract surgery, Dr. James P. Gills, who has performed more cataract and lens implant surgeries than any other surgeon in the world. Dr. Gills’ innovations have been adopted worldwide; contributing significantly to an industry-wide standard of care, including: No-stitch cataract surgery, no-needle anesthesia, intraocular antibiotics, and intraocular anesthesia.

In 2001, Dr. Pit Gills began working alongside his father, delivering the highest level of care to our patients. We are dedicated to providing Excellence…with love; the most advanced eye care available, along with personal care and attention.

St. Luke's maintains the highest standards while striving to keep costs as low as possible for our patients. Our 78,000-square-foot freestanding clinic and surgical center is recognized worldwide as a leader in ophthalmic services attracting patients from more than 77 countries. Conducting surgical procedures in our own self-contained ambulatory surgical center allows for efficiency and cost savings that we then pass along to our patients, oftentimes saving as much as 35% over what similar services would cost in a hospital setting.

We are also dedicated to patient education. In addition to the information available on the website, we provide our patients with printed information and videos. We also hold frequent eye surgery seminars to educate the general public on the benefits and risks of various eye surgeries.

The skill and dedication of our staff continue to strengthen St. Luke’s reputation as a quality care facility. Always striving to be even better, we constantly seek new ways to bring improved and more cost-effective care to our patients. Schedule your appointment today and see why patients from more than 77 countries choose St. Luke's.


Our services include:

  • Cataract treatments and Surgery
  • LASIK and Refractive treatments and Surgery
  • Retina treatments and Surgery
  • Glaucoma treatments and Surgery
  • Corneal treatments and Surgery
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Optometric Well-Care
  • Dry Eye Conditions and treatment
  • Uveitis treatment
  • Hearing Services
  • Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery
  • Aesthetic and skin rejuvenation procedures
  • St. Luke's Eye
  • St. Luke's Cataract
  • St. Luke's LASIK
  • St. Luke's Retina
  • St. Luke's Cosmetic

Our Doctors

Dr. James Gills, Tampa Cataract Surgeon

James P. Gills, M.D.
Specialties: Cataract Surgery

Dr. Pit Gills, Florida Refractive Surgeon

Pit Gills, M.D.
Specialties: Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jeffrey Wipfli, Florida Cataract Surgeon

Jeffrey A. Wipfli, M.D.
Specialties: Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Dr. Raymond Agia, Tampa Eye Surgeon

Raymond T. Agia, M.D.
Specialties: Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Byung-Joon Ahn, Florida Ophthalmologist

Byung-Joon Ahn, M.D.
Specialties: Vitreo-retinal Diseases

Dr. Danielle Arcaro, Tampa Ophthalmologist

Danielle Arcaro, M.D.
Specialty: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Stephen Deppermann, Florida Glaucoma Doctor

Stephen R. Deppermann, M.D.
Specialty: Glaucoma

Dr. Gustavo Gamero, Tampa Glaucoma Surgeon

Gustavo E. Gamero, M.D.
Specialties: Glaucoma treatment and Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Byron Holley, Florida Glaucoma Specialist

Byron E. Holley, M.D.
Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. M.B. Kayani, Tampa Macular Degeneration Doctor

M.B. Kayani, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.
Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Diabetic Eye Disease, Retinal Disease, Macular Degeneration

Dr. Bruce Kiskaddon, Florida Glaucoma Eye Surgeon

Bruce M. Kiskaddon, M.D.
Specialties: Glaucoma, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Grace Levy-Clarke, Tampa Eye Surgeon

Grace A. Levy-Clarke, M.D.
Specialties: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Uveitis, Ocular Immunology

Dr. John LiVecchi, Florida Blepharoplasty

John T. LiVecchi, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Specialties: Eyelid and Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Brian Phillpotts, Tampa Optometrist

Brian A. Phillpotts, M.D.
Specialties: Vitreo-retinal Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Kurt Repke, Florida Eye Surgeon

Kurt B. Repke, M.D.
Specialties: Cornea Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Vipul Shah, Tampa Eye Doctor

Vipul C. Shah, M.D.
Specialties: Cornea Diseases and Surgery

Dr. Michael Causey, Florida Optometrist

Michael J. Causey, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Dr. Frank Dina, Tampa Optometrist

Frank V. Dina, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Dr. Katherine Flynn, Florida Eye Doctor

Katherine S. Flynn, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Dr. Maria Loulourgas, Tampa Eye Doctor

Maria Loulourgas, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Dr. Kenneth Murphy, Florida Optometrist

Kenneth R. Murphy, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Dr. Rachael Streeter, Tampa Optometrist

Rachael D. Streeter, O.D.
Specialty: Optometry

Meridith Clark, Physicians Assistant

Meridith J. Clark, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Physicians Assistant

Barbara Barcellona, Physicians Assistant

Barbara Barcellona, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Physicians Assistant, Cosmetic Laser & Injection Specialist

Robert Gritter, Surgical Physicians Assistant

Robert C. Gritter, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Surgical Physicians Assistant

James Robert Marone, Physicians Assistant

James Robert Marone, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Surgical Physicians Assistant

Judy Koster, P.A.-C.

Judy Koster, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Surgical Physicians Assistant, Cosmetic Laser & Injection Specialist

Svitlana Lindahl, Clinical Aesthetician

Svitlana Lindahl, P.A.-C.
Specialty: Clinical Aesthetician

Jack Slavin, Hearing Aid Specialist

Jack Slavin, H.A.S.
Specialty: Hearing Aid Specialist

Jeffrey Caine, Hearing Aid Specialist

Jeffrey Caine, H.A.S.
Specialty: Hearing Aid Specialist

Mark Patterson

Mark Patterson, H.A.S.
Specialty: Hearing Aid Specialist

David Seibert

David Seibert, H.A.S.
Specialty: Hearing Aid Specialist

Arlene Slavin

Arlene Slavin, H.A.S.
Specialty: Hearing Aid Specialist

Our Locations

Main Office and Surgical Center
43309 U.S. Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Local: 727-938-2020
Toll-Free: 800-282-9905

13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Local: 813-384-3838

St. Petersburg
9400 9th Street N (MLK)
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Local: 727-328-7700

Spring Hill
Seven Hills Center
1180 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
Local: 352-684-6722

Bayonet Point
Summit Medical Center
7509 State Road 52
Suite 110
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
Local: 727-861-2020

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